Gather Your Family for This Traditional Christmas Dinner
Warm Brie with Fig and Pistachio Tapenade
Bacon-Filled Medjool Dates
Roasted Squash Soup
Incorporate butternut squash or pumpkin in this creamy soup that makes for a hearty starter for your traditional Christmas dinner. To cut down on day-of stress, prepare it up to two days in advance, reheat just before dinner, and add the finishing touch: a dollop of cream.
Coffee-Crusted Beef Tenderloin
Beef tenderloin only gets better when it's rubbed with a sweet and savory mix of ground coffee beans, brown sugar, garlic powder, and more. If you're missing any of the spices, don't make a special trip to the supermarket—simply use our substitution tips listed with the recipe.
Ham is just as festive as any other main dish, but offers a bounty of flavor options based on your preferences. For the richest, meatiest flavor and superior texture, a bone-in ham is the way to go. Serve this Christmas ham recipe with fresh herbs and sliced oranges.
Brisket with Ginger, Orange Peel, and Tomato
Nothing says "special occasion" like our melt-in-your-mouth beef brisket recipe. Each bite of the easy Christmas main dish boasts bold ginger and citrus flavors.
Roast Turkey with Arugula-Pesto Rub
Turkey is the ultimate when it comes to main-dish holiday recipes, and our roasted version is no exception. A homemade basil-arugula pesto flavors every inch of the tender bird.
Fried Smashed Potatoes
Old-Fashioned Bread Stuffing
Most stuffing recipes give a range in the amount of broth you use—how much you add depends on your preference. Master our traditional stuffing recipe by basing your broth usage on bread: more dense and absorbent means more broth; lighter and airier means less.
Green Beans with Pancetta with Brown Butter
Cheesy Twice-Baked Potatoes
Baked potatoes might be the more traditional route, but we suggest upping the ante with a cheesy twice-baked spud. Customize your recipe by following our variations featuring roasted garlic, bacon-cheddar, broccoli-cheese, and more.
Caramelized Acorn Squash
Easy Parmesan-Fennel Rolls
Make our savory rolls one of three ways based on your favorite type: hot-cross-style, S-shape, or kaiser rolls. Bonus: You can also make this holiday side in advance. Just store for up to 3 days and reheat in the oven.
The Best Christmas Sugar Cookies
What's Christmas without fun holiday-theme Christmas cookies? Try our best-of-the-best sugar cookies to satisfy your sweet tooth this year.
Classic Pecan Pie
Classic Gingerbread Cutouts
Festive Rice Pudding
Plum pudding may be the traditional Christmas dessert, but our rice pudding is just as delicious without all the work. Top each serving with purchased lingonberry sauce for an extra festive touch.
Mocha Buche de Noel
This cake roll looks like a Christmas tree branch and tastes like those little cream-stuffed chocolate cakes you remember from childhood. Decorate with sugar-dusted cranberries and rosemary sprigs for a wintery finish.